JAMES TOWNROW Marriage1839
James Townrow*(3) married Jemima Barber*(a) on 11 December 1839 in the Parish Church of Hacheston, Suffolk. Five children were located from this marriage. Henry, James, George, Frederick and Charles.
Henry Charles born Sept Qtr of 1839, Hacheston, baptism 16 February 1840 in All Saints Church.
James born 8 August 1843, Saxmundham, Suffolk, baptism 11 June 1848 in St John the Baptist Church. According to the GRO indexes a James Townrow married in the Dec Qtr of 1866 in the West Ham district. Also a James Townrow died in the June Qtr of 1889 aged 46, in the West Ham district. As the members of this family were living in West Ham at this time, and the age corresponds, I am until further information is to hand assuming they are the same person.
George born Mar Qtr of 1845, Saxmundham, baptism 11 June 1848 in St John the Baptist Church. He died in the December Quarter of 1915 in the West Ham District of London.
Frederick born Mar Qtr of 1848, Saxmundham, baptism 11 June 1848 in St John the Baptist Church.
Charles born 1850, baptism 7 April 1850 in St John the Baptist Church. He was buried on 18 December 1851 aged 20 months.
*(a) Jemima according to the marriage certificate was aged 20 so I can assume from that she was born in the year of 1819, it appears she may have suffered during the birth of their last son Charles. She died and was buried on 6 April 1850 at St John the Baptist Church, the day prior to the baptism of Charles. This indicates that perhaps James was not expecting his son to survive for very long. He did in fact live until he was 20 months. On investigation it looks like Charles was being looked after by the grandparents. James then went on to re-marry a year after his first wife's death.
James Townrow then married Sarah Ann Walker*(b) on 6 June 1851 in St John the Baptist Church, Saxmundham. Seven children were located from this marriage. William, Alfred, John, Harriett, Thomas, Walter and Joseph.
William born Mar Qtr of 1852, Saxmundham. Baptism 20 June 1852
Charles born Oct Qtr of 1853 at Knodishall, Suffolk
Louisa born Oct Qtr of 1855 at Friston, Suffolk
Alfred*(4) born 27 August 1857, Friston, Suffolk, baptism 21 March 1858 (church not known at present time)
John Walker born Dec Qtr of 1859, Friston, baptism 19 February 1860 (church not known at present time)
Harriett Ann*(c) born Mar Qtr of 1862, Leiston, Suffolk (no baptism date known)
Agnes Mary born Dec Qtr of 1863, Leiston, Suffolk
Alice Jane born Dec Qtr of 1865, West Ham, died Sept Qtr of 1866
Edith Eleanor born Sept Qtr of 1867, West Ham
Thomas Edward born July Qtr of 1879, Forest Gate, Essex (no baptism date known)
Walter Walker*(d) born Dec Qtr of 1871, Forest Gate, Essex (no baptism date known)
Joseph Richard born Sept Qtr of 1873, Forest Gate, Essex (no baptism date known). Have found in the GRO indexes a marriage of Joseph Richard in the Dec Qtr of 1899.
*(3) great great grandfather. James died on 6 February 1906 aged 87 years, he died in the Union Infirmary of old age. His address prior to the Infirmary appeared to be 30 Haddington Road, Stratford, West Ham
*(4) great grandfather
*(b) Sarah Ann died on 10 April 1897 aged 65 years, she died of Cardiac Disease at her home of 42 Chatsworth Road, Stratford, West Ham.
*(c) Harriett - Harriett Ann married Richard Fisk in the Mar Qtr of 1882. She died in November 1930 at Ilford, Essex.
*(d) Walter married Fanny Isobel Sandys in the Dec Qtr of 1895, he and Fanny were the parents of the footballer John Townrow (possibly known in the family as Jack). John played for Clapton Orient which later became Leyton Orient. John was born on 8 March 1901. He played for England in the 1920's, and later became a manager for the Harrogate Football Team from 1955 to 1969. He was also a publican in Harrogate. John died in 1969. No further details are available.